Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Big Name Coasters

Rutger Hauer stars as the Hobo with a Shotgun in an impressively 80's actioner that's splattered with ultra violence, dodgy dialogue and cartoon characters. Set in a dystopian Amurika where criminal gangs run free the titular hobo finally snaps with indignation and starts cleaning up the city with a 12 gauge. Hauer does his best and it's quite a good laugh but the ill timed script, under developed plot and weak one liners means it doesn't quite reach the genius of the throwback shlock of Machete.

The Rite stars Anthony Hopkins and well I guess that's it, there really is nothing else commendable bout this cynical tripe. A young priest, stricken with doubt, is sent to Exorcism High in Rome and hooks up with an aging, battle scarred Exorcist and in true Hollywood fashion the student soon becomes master when Hopkins becomes possessed and is allowed to flex his Inner Ham. The whole film builds towards these scenes of ol' Tone reprising his creepy from Silence of the Lambs but he phones most of it in and the film just doesn't have the weight to support his even half hearted efforts.

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